Monday, July 19, 2010

A busy summer Sunday

(L to R) Ron, Andy, Madeline, Ben, Jessie, Mandy, Lila, Nate.  (Below) Mandy & Lila

Ron's kids and their kids were in town this weekend.  We had a really delicious picnic  (thank you for a beautiful day) and some nice outdoor time.  Ben, Jessie and Madeline flew in from Texas; and Mandy, Lila and Nate drove in from Glens Falls.  Andy behaved himself and was in his glory with all the attention from the babies.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summer Monday Afternoons at Cyn-d's

It is so nice to work outside with friends.  Here are Ginny, Cyn-d, Vi and me outside on Cyn-d's porch on a recent Monday afternoon.

We have fun and dessert, and actually get some things done.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Tour de Fleece

Picture of stuff done during the Tour de Fleece.  Collage was done with Picasa/Flickr.  Andy is right there at my feet every day, so he gets to model some of the wool.  I've been working so hard spinning, my wrist is sore.  So, I may have to take it easy for a while.  I skeined up almost 500 yards today.
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Friday, July 9, 2010

de Fleece, de fleece, de Wool, de Heat!

Here is a bit of what I have been spinning for the Tour de Fleece.  It was so hot yesterday afternoon I had to come inside.  My hands were so sweaty I couldn't handle the wool.

Experimenting with using Picasa.
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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tour de Fleece 2010

Coinciding with the Tour de France, the spinning world's version – the Tour de Fleece – is the hot topic on Ravelry.  There are hundreds of Teams and thousands of participants.  The group has 2,796 members registered.  I am on Team  Spinning Bunny.

Daily prizes are given away to those who have posted pictures of their daily spinning.  Winners are chosen by a random number generator.  Yesterday there were 451 entries.

I've been spinning outside on the porch where it is still somewhat cool in the morning. I keep going as long as there is a breeze and until my hands get too sweaty to work the wool.  Then Andy and I come inside.  I am getting a lot done and finished.

I am also trying to get fiber ready for the show at The Company Store this Saturday.  I don't know how much wool yarn I will sell in 90 degree heat, but who knows.  I like to knit in the summer.  Maybe there are others out there, too.  And, I will have product to put into my Etsy shop.  That will be coming soon